Sunday, July 27, 2014

Merry Monday: Buttons & Ribbon

Back with another Christmas card for Merry Monday's challenge this week: Ribbon and Buttons. My card turned out completely different than envisioned. I started with vellum die cuts embossed with silver. However, they were washed out when put on card stock and I just didn't know how to save the idea. This is what I ended up with.

I had to add the 3 rhinestones on the ornament on the left since I got a smudge mark on it. All in all this turned out okay.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Frozen in August

My granddaughter is turning four in August. Of course she wants a Frozen Birthday Party. Being a good grandma I made her this banner.

For party favors, I am making each girl a barrette. I have used several different colors.

This is how I packaged them.

 PTI is having their monthly Blog Hop and there is a banner in the inspiration photo. So I am submitting this in their challenge

July Blog Hop Inspiration

I have the invitations done, I am just waiting on the time for the party before I can assemble them. There are some other party decorations I am making. As soon as I finish, I'll post them.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

PTI July Blog Hop

My favorite time of the month; the 25th which can only mean it's PTI's Blog Hop unless it's December in which case it is Christmas! The challenge this month is to create a project based upon the inspirational photo below.

July Blog Hop Inspiration

My card is CAS. I was actually inspired by the 5th triangle from the left on the banner. I also used the colors from the photo.

The dahlia was stamped with Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy and topped with rhinestones colored with Copic marker BG13.
Thanks for stooping by to take a peek.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Silver & White

The inspiration photo this week at Festive Friday is fabulous!!!!

I just love the white & silver. I not only used that color combination, but also the pine cones on the table for my inspiration.

 The leaves  & sentiment were embossed with silver embossing powder by Ranger Inks. The card panel was placed on soft stone card stock.

An up close shot.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek..

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hanging by a Limb

A quick post today to play along with the challenge at Cas-ology.
The cue word this week is:

  Since CAS isn't my style, I rarely play along. However, I needed to make a quick card for my great nephew who celebrated his 3rd birthday in May. A little belated wouldn't you say! Could traveling for 5 weeks count as a good excuse?

 I joined the band wagon of exotic pets. Here's my card.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ombre Pine Boughs

  Back again to participate in two challenges with this card. Initially, I wasn't going to do either challenge since I am working on making my Christmas cards and I am not a sequin girl. My card stretches Pti's challenge: Rainbow Medallions as I used an ombre color scheme instead of a rainbow. (didn't think rainbow equates Christmas) The second challenge is to use sequins in the Merry Monday Challenge.

I added some texture by making a medallion for my pine cone focal point. I didn't add a sentiment as the pine boughs take up the entire front of the card. What do you think? Should I add a sentiment in the bottom right corner? I might have to move the sequin.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Make It a Very Merry Monday

Just popping in to post a card for two challenges:  Make It Monday: Pop Up Dies and Merry Monday: Green & White.  To learn more about these challenges, click on the links above.
 A side shot. The card is mounted on New Leaf while the Christmas tree is backed with Simply Chartreuse.
I used a Cuttlebug folder to create some texture on the tree.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Another MIM Die Pop Up Card

I'm back with another card for this week's MIM challenge: Pop Up Die Cuts.  This time I used the hearts from the Limitless Layer dies.

  A side shot.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MIM: Pop Up Die Cuts

I'm on a roll. It's my third week in a row participating in PTI's Make It Monday Challenge. Betsy's video demonstrates how to do partial die cutting to create a pop up die cut. She also added an inlay to her die cut. Her card is so gorgeous! (as always) She recommended using a die with symmetry. That left me with the Damask Snowflake.

 I loved this challenge. It was so easy and quick to make this card.
 Here's a shot from a different angle to highlight the inlay on my die cut.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Merry Monday # 116: Green & White

     Happy Monday to you. I hope you enjoyed the nice long weekend. There's a new challenge this week for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Green & White.  I made a CAS card.

  The Holly Jolly stamp is one of my favorite Christmas stamps. I attached a felt die cut near the sentiment. If you look closely at the bottom, you might be able to see a wee bit of the impression from PTI's Linen IP. The anal part of me wants to add some red rhinestones on the holly.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

1OTH anniversary

My daughter is celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary later in the week. I decided to use  Beautiful Brushstrokes for her card.

Water coloring is not my thing, but I couldn't resist the beautiful stamps so I decided to purchase this kit anyway. The large rose is stamped with Hibiscus Burst and Razberry Fizz while the two little blooms are just stamped with Hibiscus Burst with the first layer stamped off first. As I was sponging on Winter Wisteria in the background, I was a little heavy on the right side.
I used the edger # 1 die at the bottom and applied the Washi tape from the kit as well as three of the rain stones (which come in two sizes)
Now all I need to do is buy a gift and make a tag. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ladybug Barrettes

The ladybugs have invaded!  I just love the new seasonal stitches dies from Erin Lincoln. They make perfect barrettes for my granddaughters since they can put them in their hair independently.

Of course I had to make a traditional color lady bug (which neither of my granddaughters picked.)

Olivia chose the one made from Winter Wisteria felt on Simply Chartreuse.
 Lilly picked the lavender Moon on Limeade Ice.

After I gave them their lady bugs, they informed me they needed a 2nd one for the other side of their hair. As I was stitching them between customers in the hospital gift shop where I volunteer, someone saw them and asked if they could buy a set. (the Winter Wisteria) My first sale! Yippee.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Wreath Full of Joy

Back once again with another entry for this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: White on White. I just love this challenge. Here's my take.

The rustic Wreath was run through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to add some texture.  I used PTI's Stripes IP for the background. I pressed the joy die cut into my Versamark pad and used Judikins Aegean Silver embossing powder.
Making Christmas cards has paid off. Our humidity has broken and cooler temps have arrived. (at least for the weekend)
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Masking with Dies

I'm on a roll. My 2nd week in a row that I am participating in PTI's MIM: Masking With Dies. I didn't want to do flowers so I decided to use balloons. The colors I used were inspired by this photo

which is from the challenge at Curtain Call: Birthday Bash. I have never participated in their challenges before.

My card was super easy to make. I used Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise for my background. The Happy die is from tag sale and the rest of the sentiment is from Graceful Garden. I stamped the dots from Birthday Style in Versamark which created faint water marks on the card which didn't show up in the photo. I really like how this card turned out which isn't usually the case when I enter challenges.
Hopefully, I'll continue my roll participating in these two challenges. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.